North Carolina sophomore P.J. Hairston, whose insertion into the starting lineup in February helped push the Tar Heels to the NCAA tournament, will return to UNC next season, the school announced Friday.
Roy Williams told the Tar Heel Sports Network that he went through a scary time last month as he prepared to have a kidney tumor removed. But he said he felt like "a blessed human being" after learning that the tumor was benign.
UNC coach Roy Williams had made it clear that his new assistant coach would have Tar Heels ties. Williams got his "first option" in former UNC guard Hubert Davis, who has spent the last seven years as an ESPN college basketball analyst.